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Monday, September 10th

sounds of Iceland

Why not begin the week with something beautiful?

Anna Thorvaldsdottir (1977-), Heyr þú oss himnum á (2005); Hljómeyki chamber choir, 2005

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Bellwood, Ill.

Wednesday, May 30th

more sounds of Iceland

Anna Thorvaldsdottir (1977-), Aeriality (2011); Iceland Symphony Orchestra, live, 2011, Iceland (Reykjavik)

 

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lagniappe

random sights

last night, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, August 21st

more

Anna Thorvaldsdottir (1977-), In the Light of Air (2013/2014); International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), live, New York, 2014

 

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lagniappe

musical thoughts

Suppose that, for the rest of your listening life, you had two options. One: You could only listen to things you’d never heard before. Two: You could never listen to anything new. Which would you choose?

Saturday, August 19th

mysterious, adj. Exciting wonder, curiosity, or surprise while baffling efforts to comprehend or identify. E.g., Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s Sequences.

Anna Thorvaldsdottir (1977-), Sequences (bass flute, bass clarinet, baritone saxophone, contrabassoon), 2016; International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), live, New York, 2016

 

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lagniappe

reading table

in the big rain
gushing down
little butterfly

—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1827 (translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue)

Saturday, April 30th

This is a sound-world I’d be happy to inhabit all day.

Anna Thorvaldsdóttir (1977-), Ró (2013); Esbjerg Ensemble, live

Tuesday, March 22nd

More cello.

Anna Thorvaldsdottir (1977-), Transitions (2014); Michael Nicolas, live, Chicago, 2015


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lagniappe

reading table

Let Emily sing for you because she cannot pray . . .

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), letter to cousins Louis and Frances Norcross (on the death of their father), 1863

Thursday, March 17th

sounds of Iceland

Anna Thorvaldsdottir (1977-), In the Light of Air, first movt. (“Luminance”); International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), live, Iceland (Reykjavik), 2014

Saturday, August 22nd

sounds of Iceland

Anna Thorvaldsdottir (1977-), Aura
NorthArc Percussion Group, live, Iceland (Reykjavik), 2012

 

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lagniappe

reading table

Even the crow
has a grove
to grow old in

—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue

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